Find out about the wide range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t manage without considerable support from our local community. Learn about all the different ways in which you can help Prospect Hospice, for example by taking part in fundraising events, playing our lottery, or remembering us in your will. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Prospect Hospice is a leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north-east Wiltshire. We provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end-of-life care and support.
Volunteers are central to our work, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles. If you’d like to help Prospect Hospice by giving some of your time, you’ll find all the information you need here, including current opportunities, volunteer profiles and the benefits of volunteering for us.
The staff at Prospect Hospice have one shared aim: to provide the very best end-of-life care to people in our community who really need it. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our current vacancies and find out how we can support you in your career development.
A significant amount of Prospect Hospice’s income is raised through our charity shops. The success of our retail operation depends on the generous support of the local community (donating and buying goods), and the commitment of our managers and volunteers. Find out more here.
Following the recent CQC inspection of the hospice, Irene Watkins, Chief Executive of Prospect Hospice, said:
“We welcome the recognition from the CQC that Prospect Hospice continues to improve the care we provide, but we are disappointed that they did not feel that the improvements they have recognised warranted a more appropriate rating.
“When we were first evaluated by the CQC, we were transparent in our acknowledgement of the improvements that were required. We were also clear, however, that these improvements could not be achieved overnight but would be subject to a long term, considered and thorough improvement process led by our senior leadership team. I’d like to pay tribute to the ongoing hard work and resilience of staff right across the hospice who have been instrumental in driving the progress we have seen.
“We have provided a great deal of evidence of this progress to the CQC and that process is yielding positive results. As the CQC note, there is clear evidence of this progress that is mirrored in our patient satisfaction surveys which tell a consistently positive story. The inspectors found that staff treat patients with compassion and kindness, respect their privacy and dignity, and take account of their individual needs. Staff morale and engagement has improved as has training and staff recognition of abuse and infection controls procedures. We are pleased they have recognised that my leadership team and I have worked hard to build a committed team who want to work well together to put the needs of our service users first.
“I have always said that this is a not a quick fix and there is clearly work still to be done, but we have made great strides in the right direction which the CQC recognise. The whole team at Prospect Hospice are working very hard to continue this progress and to continue to provide the very best care to people in our care.”
19 August 2019
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